That was the intent when, in 1994, the Martin Luther King Holiday was designated as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. The King Day of Service is meant to bring together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaking down barriers that may have divided them in the past, and leading to better understanding and ongoing relationships.
Agencies from around Northern New Jersey, including our partner agency in Newark, Jersey Cares, have put together a range of volunteer projects to commemorate the MLK National Day of Service. Click here for information about signing up and continue to check the Volunteer Center website for new projects!
For additional ideas, check www.mlk.gov and www.handsonnetwork.org.